Selection Process

The selection committee will choose 30 applications from the pool of submissions to represent US schools at the event. Selected teams will appoint a teacher leader to represent their building/district at the National Summit.  

All applicants will be notified on January 15th, 2019 regarding the status of their application. Due to limited capacity, we will not be able to invite all applicants to attend the summit. However, we strongly encourage all applicants who are not invited to attend this year’s summit to apply again next year and to join our growing coalition of people and organizations committed to ensuring schools are safe and healthy places for students to learn and teachers to work.

Information from ALL submissions will be used to help drive the conversation at the summit and assist in the transformation of the national narrative.  Your assistance is critical to ensuring this issue is properly addressed.

The framework from the event will be shared with educators, parents, community members and policymakers across the United States.


Submissions:   January 11th, 2019 by 5:00pm ET

Notifications:   January 15th, 2019


There is no cost to apply. If your application is accepted and you are invited to attend the summit, your registration, housing and meals will be provided to you free of charge.  However, you will need to arrange and pay for your personal transportation to and from the event.


Applicants understand that by submitting an application, they are agreeing to attend the summit if invited.

Attendee Requirements

-Attendees must commit to pre-summit activities which include participating in a series of planning webinars and conference calls.

-Attendees must be available to attend the ENTIRE summit on March 1-3. Activities will begin the evening of March 1 and conclude at noon on March 3.

-Attendees are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the event.

Please make sure to save a copy of the following data collection tool. We’ll be using this at the Summit to put together a comprehensive framework for creating safer schools.